10 Years Since the Boston Marathon Bombing | Season 2: Episode 7 BONUS

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10 Years Since the Boston Marathon Bombing

We have a very special bonus episode for you today. It’s been 10 years since the Boston Marathon bombing. An event that impacted so many lives forever. An event that caused the country to rally around Boston. An event that strengthened and united Bostonians like never before. We became Boston Strong. Today we are taking a minute to reflect back to that day in 2013, but also to tell a redemption story ten years in the making. Thank you for joining us for this very special bonus episode.

Our guest today is one of our Boston Moms Senior Contributing Writers. On Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2:49pm, she was volunteering one block from the Boston Marathon finish line; bagging food for hungry, exhausted runners. Fast forward ten years later, and our very own Kristen Douthit will be running the 2023 Boston Marathon on April 17. Proud is an understatement. We are so thankful to Kristen for making time to share her story with us between marathon training, work and momming her 3 kids.

About Our Guest 

KRISTEN DOUTHIT is Southern by birth, but has called Boston home since 2008. Unlike most Boston natives, she still really loves the snow and cold. She and her husband have two energetic, kind sons (2013, 2014) and a sassy, smart baby girl (2016). Kristen jokes that she has a masters degree in laundry, and a PhD in child conflict resolution — which she uses far more than her actual physics and politics degrees. After seven years as a stay-at-home mom, Kristen went back to work full-time in 2021 as a program coordinator for a research lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. In her “spare” time, she runs her own business, serves on multiple alumni committees for her alma mater, and runs marathons. Her passion is seeing moms feel comfortable in their own skin and less alone in the chaos that is motherhood.

How to Keep in Touch 

What is the Wicked Good Momcast?

Shannon and Meghan headshotsWHO | The Wicked Good Momcast is hosted by Shannon Gibson + Meghan Block, two local moms with a heart for community and with an undeniable connection that we hope you’ll hear through our voices. 

WHAT | In each episode, you’ll hear from local + national experts in various spheres relevant to parenting, local moms and business owners who you should know about, and special guests!

WHERE | You can listen wherever you listen to other podcasts! Please subscribe so you never miss an update!

WHEN | New episodes drop the first and third Tuesdays of the month. 

HOW | Are you someone we should interview? Is there a topic you want to be sure we cover? Are you a local brand looking to expand your marketing efforts with Boston Moms? Email [email protected] to chat or share your thoughts – we would love to hear from you!


Links We Mentioned (Or Should Have…)

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Shannon Gibson
Shannon started following Boston Moms on social media before she even lived in the Boston area! She credits her passion for the brand to the way it served her personally before she ever contributed to it. Though Shannon moved to Boston to support her husband’s career, Boston Moms was the unexpected gift and opportunity she had no idea was waiting for her. Shannon is mom to Elizabeth (2016) and Anderson (2018). She has been married to her husband, Benjamin, since 2012. Benjamin is a filmmaker and owner of Boston production company Magnus Films. In her free time, Shannon enjoys going to the beach, browsing antique stores, hiking with her family, traveling, reading, and watching movies with her husband.